Very interesting. FX just released three new, albeit brief, teaser trailers for ‘American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson’ and while they don’t provide a lot of action, we can already tell the series is going to be a huge hit. Watch them here!
Ever since American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson was announced as a forthcoming Ryan Murphy series for FX, we’ve been anxiously awaiting the first trailer. Unfortunately, we’re still waiting, but we have the next best thing — three teaser trailers!
In the three teaser trailers, which were released by FX Oct. 21, we see John Travolta as Robert Shapiro, questioning Cuba Gooding, Jr. as O.J. Simpson. In the other two we see O.J. strapped to a lie detector test and a bunch of people — lawyers we presume — running around creepy locations at night. The teasers don’t give us a lot of information, but we’re excited to see what comes next!
“Our goal is to show you the behind-the-scenes mechanizations of crimes, stuff that you didn’t know… When I read the scripts, I didn’t know half the stuff [that occurred]. I’m like, ‘That happened? That happened?’ I think people will find them so illuminating. I did,” executive producer and director Ryan Murphy said a few months ago about his upcoming FX series that focuses on O.J. Simpson’s murder trial.
American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, which will premiere on FX in February 2016, will run for 10-episodes over the course of the first season and is based on the book, The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson by Jeffrey Toobin. The new series will gives viewers a look at the O.J. Simpson trial from the perspective of the lawyers and how a jury found O.J. to be innocent. The show will be about what happened after the murders, and there won’t be any flashbacks.
The series also stars Sarah Paulson, Courtney B. Vance, David Schwimmer, Billy Magnussen, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Selma Blair, and Connie Britton.
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— Chris Rogers